Have you ever wished you could save a set of open files as a task, close these files to work on a different project, and then easily return to your earlier task? I recently learned about an Eclipse plugin called Mylyn from temega, Mike Rankin, and Dinner on the CFEclipse mailing list. Mylyn was folded into the larger Eclipse project as of Eclipse 3.3. This plugin fills a lot of needs I've been wishing for in Eclipse for a long time. This quote from the project lead sums it up nicely: "We've heard users claim that the Mylyn tool increases their efficiency to the point where they feel like they are coding at the speed of thought. Reducing the UI friction that thwarts our productivity is what the Mylyn project is all about." - Mik Kersten. Here's a short feature list that I stole from this InfoQ article about the latest Mylyn release:
In record time, I've already got my blog upgraded. Ray just barely release version 5.9 last night. But I had some time today, and I really wanted some of the new features in this release, like the threaded pinging when you post a new entry. So here we are. Thanks Ray!
Yesterday I found out there's a DateDiff function in SQL Server that works the same as ColdFusion's DateDiff. Today I was curious if DateDiff is part of the ANSI SQL standard, or if it's a proprietary Microsoft SQL extension. I never found my answer, but it doesn't look like Oracle supports it. However, I did find some interesting facts about SQL:
I am not sure if this works in all browsers, and I'm not sure if it causes any problems. If anybody has any experience with this, please drop me a comment.
Niel Middleton has updated feed-squirrel.com with Digg like features. You can now vote "up or down" on blog entries, and view the top 10 entries for each blog category on his site. Very cool! This is something I've been hoping for, for a long time. It's not exactly what I'd like to see, though, which is a site that allows anybody to submit stories for consideration. The only way to get stories onto feed-squirrel is to have a blog that Niel aggregates. But this is definitely a BIG step in the right direction. Bravo, Niel!
I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of ColdFusion, and it's CF 8 to boot! :) So this blog, and CFQuickDocs are now powered by ColdFusion 8. If you're curious, my sites used to run on BlueDragon 6. Next, I want to start taking advantage of some of the cool new features in CF 8 in CFQuickDocs.